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Gloversville Planning Board puts off decision on controversial apartment plan

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The Gloversville Planning Board, overwhelmed with information from an emotional two-hour public hearing Tuesday, decided to deliberate up to 45 days on the $11 million, 48-unit apartment complex proposed by Kinderhook Development. Kinderhook needs a special permit to construct the four-building “work force housing” complex on the hill above the dead ends of Lee Avenue and Northern Terrace. Almost every resident of the cloistered neighborhood attended Tuesday, taking every seat in the Common Council chambers ...


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grant18
April 7, 2010
6:12 a.m.

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"Cloistered" is a grieviously unearned and inaccurate description of this neighborhood. It hardly resembles the interior of a monastery, convent, or other secluded location. "NIMBY" would be a much more accurate term.

irene58
April 7, 2010
8:56 a.m.

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I disagree. I see it almost as a cul-de-sac. If Kinderhook wanted to benefit the community, they should have picked something to rehab. This type of building has no place in a residential neighborhood. This is Gloversville, not Kinderhook.

grant18
April 7, 2010
10:05 a.m.

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Most of the residents of Kinderhook would be highly insulted if they knew residents of Gloversville looked upon them as a lower class. For example, they have the restored home of a President of the United States - which kind of trumps the Fulton County Museum for classiness. And I don't think there's too many residents of this "cloistered" neighborhood who could afford to purchase property in Kinderhook.

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